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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know

Rank #51 in Society & Culture category

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From UFOs to psychic powers and government conspiracies, history is riddled with unexplained events. You can turn back now or learn the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know, an audio podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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From UFOs to psychic powers and government conspiracies, history is riddled with unexplained events. You can turn back now or learn the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know, an audio podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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2943 Ratings
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good topics, chill hosts-- terrible banter

By mmmshanrio - Feb 14 2019
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I really enjoy this podcast. If the episodes were a bit longer, I could probably deal with the stupid amount of plugs and advertising-- but the worst part is the hosts will go off on a barely-related tanget and then go to break. Yall were already on break screwing around! I want the info, not ten minutes of trying to figure out what movie reminds them of a specifc topic. They're fun dudes tho, easy to listen. Just wish there was more info and less screwing around

Great show

By VW master tech - Feb 07 2019
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Good information and funny host's

iTunes Ratings

2943 Ratings
Average Ratings
2059
366
186
126
206

good topics, chill hosts-- terrible banter

By mmmshanrio - Feb 14 2019
Read more

I really enjoy this podcast. If the episodes were a bit longer, I could probably deal with the stupid amount of plugs and advertising-- but the worst part is the hosts will go off on a barely-related tanget and then go to break. Yall were already on break screwing around! I want the info, not ten minutes of trying to figure out what movie reminds them of a specifc topic. They're fun dudes tho, easy to listen. Just wish there was more info and less screwing around

Great show

By VW master tech - Feb 07 2019
Read more

Good information and funny host's

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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know

Rank #51 in Society & Culture category

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From UFOs to psychic powers and government conspiracies, history is riddled with unexplained events. You can turn back now or learn the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know, an audio podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Rank #1: Conspiracies That Turned Out To Be True

Jul 20 2018
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Often in the mainstream media the term "conspiracy theory" is used as a way of dismissing a claim or idea immediately -- and it's a technique that works more often than you might think. However, despite the ardent efforts of various powerful groups across the planet, numerous events initially called conspiracy theories turned out to be conspiracy facts. Join the guys as they explore conspiracies that turned out to be true. 

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Rank #2: What caused the world’s weirdest earthquake?

Jan 23 2019
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On November 11, 2018, seismologists began puzzling over a weird low-frequency rumble that rang through the entire planet. The wave wasn’t connected to any known events, and scientists remain mystified by the mysterious phenomenon. Join the guys as the explore the theories behind the world’s weirdest earthquake.

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Rank #3: The Illuminati

Dec 11 2013
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Is there really an ancient, shadowy secret society running the world? If so, what's their endgame - and why hasn't anyone conclusively proven their existence? Join Ben and Matt as they look back on their Illuminati series.

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Rank #4: Cults (You've Never Heard Of)

Mar 21 2014
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What's the difference between a cult and a religion? What are some of history's strangest cults? Are there any secret cults in the modern day? Tune in to learn more.

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Rank #5: Serial Killer Cults

Jan 17 2014
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Serial killers are insane, prone to exaggeration and delusion, and often inveterate liars. Amid some of their wilder claims, several notable serial killers, such as David Berkowitz and Henry Lee Lucas, have stated that they were killing on the orders of a cult. Is there any way it could be true? Tune in to learn more about the Hand of Death, Four Pi and other alleged serial killer cults.

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Rank #6: Serial Killers on the Loose

Oct 24 2015
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TV, film and fiction have given the public a set of stereotypes about serial killers -- one of the biggest being that they always get caught. Join Ben, Matt, Noel and special guest Christian Sager as they explore the disturbing stories of uncaught serial killers in the second episode of their series on true crime.

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Rank #7: Was Benjamin Franklin a serial killer?

Apr 06 2018
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Today Benjamin Franklin is known as one of the founding fathers of the US, and there’s no doubt that he played a tremendously influential role in the creation of the country. But Franklin, known then and now as a bit of an eccentric. But what about his darker side?

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Rank #8: Building Disney: The Magic Kingdom and the CIA

Dec 22 2017
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Disney World is one of the planet’s most well-known travel destinations, and over the decades it’s been the subject of bizarre rumors -- some more plausible than others. But how did this gigantic park get started? Join the guys as they delve into the murky history of Disney World’s foundations, the story of how Walt Disney himself raised the Magic Kingdom above the law.

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Rank #9: Banned Books of the Bible

Aug 01 2014
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Although most people might assume that the Bible has always existed in its present state, that answer couldn't be any further from the truth. Tune in to learn more about how the bible has changed over time -- including what got added in, taken out and why.

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Rank #10: North Korea: Fact and Fiction

Feb 27 2015
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In an age of global connectivity, North Korea remains one of the most isolated -- and enigmatic -- countries on Earth. How much do we really know about it?

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Rank #11: Are there secret space programs?

Jun 10 2016
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For millennia humankind has dreamed of reaching the heavens, and in recent decades several countries have begun turning these dreams into reality. Yet the path to the stars isn't all altruism and noble scientific advancement -- in fact, human activities in space have often been shrouded in secrecy, and the practice continues today.

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Rank #12: Missing in National Parks

Apr 08 2016
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In 2015 alone more than 300 million people visited the US national park system. Some stayed for a few hours, others for a few days - and, occasionally, some never make it out. Join the guys as they take a closer look at the fact, fiction and conjecture surrounding disappearances in national parks.

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Rank #13: Ancient Civilizations in Antarctica?

Oct 17 2018
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Among all the continents of Earth, Antarctica remains both the most inhospitable and the most mysterious. Today the only humans on the landmass are researchers and their support staff, charged with studying climate change, the local ecosystem and the unique creatures that call the freezing, ice-riddled continent home. Yet for centuries various researchers have argued there's more to the history of Antarctica -- that, before it was ever 'officially discovered', Antarctica was home to a long-forgotten civilization, the existence of which could fundamentally rewrite the story of human history. 

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Rank #14: Titanic Conspiracies

Oct 06 2017
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The 1912 sinking of the Titanic left an indelible mark on Western culture, so it's no surprise that more than a decade later revisionists and fringe theorists continue to claim there's something more to the tragic story. Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they take a closer look at the true story of the Titanic.

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Rank #15: Real-life Superpowers

Sep 08 2017
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Could any real human beings have genuine superpowers? Join the guys as they take a closer look at extraordinary beings across the planet -- and, most importantly, ask who may be attempting to manufacture and control these abilities.

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Rank #16: How could the CIA have faked the moon landing?

Sep 16 2016
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For nearly half a century people around the world have believed the moon landing was faked. If that were true, how could people possibly perpetrate such a massive hoax? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they interview Matt Johnson about his newest film Operation Avalanche.

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Rank #17: What happened to Hitler?

Apr 21 2017
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On April 30th, 1945, one of the most infamous men in recent history died by his own hand as Allied forces bore down on his bunker. At least, that’s the official story. Yet for decades historians and theorists across the planet have questioned this narrative -- so what actually happened to Adolf Hitler?

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Rank #18: Who killed Robert Kennedy?

Jun 06 2015
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Assassins murdered President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Five years later, his brother Robert was assassinated. Coincidence? On the anniversary of RFK's murder, Ben, Matt and Noel take a closer look at the events surrounding the tragedy.

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Rank #19: Italy's Satanic Murders

Sep 07 2018
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If you're an American, you're probably familiar with the famous 'Satanic Panic' of the 80s and 90s -- but did you know Italy experienced something extremely similar? And, even crazier, did you know that Italy has a documented case of an active Satanic conspiracy? Listen in to learn more.

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Rank #20: The End Of The World with Josh Clark

Dec 21 2018
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How long do humans have left on Earth? As species go, humanity has had a brief, incredibly transformative run here on Earth. We've mined resources, farmed food, hunted animals, built cities and polluted ecosystems across the globe. There's no denying we've also made tremendous technological breakthroughs -- but could some of those same innovations ultimately become the agents of our collective demise? Join the guys as they interview Stuff You Should Know cohost Josh Clark about the science behind his newest podcast, The End Of The World.

Play Now

Rank #1: Conspiracies That Turned Out To Be True

Podcast cover
Read more

Often in the mainstream media the term "conspiracy theory" is used as a way of dismissing a claim or idea immediately -- and it's a technique that works more often than you might think. However, despite the ardent efforts of various powerful groups across the planet, numerous events initially called conspiracy theories turned out to be conspiracy facts. Join the guys as they explore conspiracies that turned out to be true. 

Jul 20 2018
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #2: What caused the world’s weirdest earthquake?

Podcast cover
Read more

On November 11, 2018, seismologists began puzzling over a weird low-frequency rumble that rang through the entire planet. The wave wasn’t connected to any known events, and scientists remain mystified by the mysterious phenomenon. Join the guys as the explore the theories behind the world’s weirdest earthquake.

Jan 23 2019
52 mins
Play Now

Rank #3: The Illuminati

Podcast cover
Read more

Is there really an ancient, shadowy secret society running the world? If so, what's their endgame - and why hasn't anyone conclusively proven their existence? Join Ben and Matt as they look back on their Illuminati series.

Dec 11 2013
25 mins
Play Now

Rank #4: Cults (You've Never Heard Of)

Podcast cover
Read more

What's the difference between a cult and a religion? What are some of history's strangest cults? Are there any secret cults in the modern day? Tune in to learn more.

Mar 21 2014
51 mins
Play Now

Rank #5: Serial Killer Cults

Podcast cover
Read more

Serial killers are insane, prone to exaggeration and delusion, and often inveterate liars. Amid some of their wilder claims, several notable serial killers, such as David Berkowitz and Henry Lee Lucas, have stated that they were killing on the orders of a cult. Is there any way it could be true? Tune in to learn more about the Hand of Death, Four Pi and other alleged serial killer cults.

Jan 17 2014
33 mins
Play Now

Rank #6: Serial Killers on the Loose

Podcast cover
Read more

TV, film and fiction have given the public a set of stereotypes about serial killers -- one of the biggest being that they always get caught. Join Ben, Matt, Noel and special guest Christian Sager as they explore the disturbing stories of uncaught serial killers in the second episode of their series on true crime.

Oct 24 2015
1 hour 18 mins
Play Now

Rank #7: Was Benjamin Franklin a serial killer?

Podcast cover
Read more

Today Benjamin Franklin is known as one of the founding fathers of the US, and there’s no doubt that he played a tremendously influential role in the creation of the country. But Franklin, known then and now as a bit of an eccentric. But what about his darker side?

Apr 06 2018
51 mins
Play Now

Rank #8: Building Disney: The Magic Kingdom and the CIA

Podcast cover
Read more

Disney World is one of the planet’s most well-known travel destinations, and over the decades it’s been the subject of bizarre rumors -- some more plausible than others. But how did this gigantic park get started? Join the guys as they delve into the murky history of Disney World’s foundations, the story of how Walt Disney himself raised the Magic Kingdom above the law.

Dec 22 2017
52 mins
Play Now

Rank #9: Banned Books of the Bible

Podcast cover
Read more

Although most people might assume that the Bible has always existed in its present state, that answer couldn't be any further from the truth. Tune in to learn more about how the bible has changed over time -- including what got added in, taken out and why.

Aug 01 2014
33 mins
Play Now

Rank #10: North Korea: Fact and Fiction

Podcast cover
Read more

In an age of global connectivity, North Korea remains one of the most isolated -- and enigmatic -- countries on Earth. How much do we really know about it?

Feb 27 2015
58 mins
Play Now

Rank #11: Are there secret space programs?

Podcast cover
Read more

For millennia humankind has dreamed of reaching the heavens, and in recent decades several countries have begun turning these dreams into reality. Yet the path to the stars isn't all altruism and noble scientific advancement -- in fact, human activities in space have often been shrouded in secrecy, and the practice continues today.

Jun 10 2016
1 hour 1 min
Play Now

Rank #12: Missing in National Parks

Podcast cover
Read more

In 2015 alone more than 300 million people visited the US national park system. Some stayed for a few hours, others for a few days - and, occasionally, some never make it out. Join the guys as they take a closer look at the fact, fiction and conjecture surrounding disappearances in national parks.

Apr 08 2016
40 mins
Play Now

Rank #13: Ancient Civilizations in Antarctica?

Podcast cover
Read more

Among all the continents of Earth, Antarctica remains both the most inhospitable and the most mysterious. Today the only humans on the landmass are researchers and their support staff, charged with studying climate change, the local ecosystem and the unique creatures that call the freezing, ice-riddled continent home. Yet for centuries various researchers have argued there's more to the history of Antarctica -- that, before it was ever 'officially discovered', Antarctica was home to a long-forgotten civilization, the existence of which could fundamentally rewrite the story of human history. 

Oct 17 2018
1 hour 12 mins
Play Now

Rank #14: Titanic Conspiracies

Podcast cover
Read more

The 1912 sinking of the Titanic left an indelible mark on Western culture, so it's no surprise that more than a decade later revisionists and fringe theorists continue to claim there's something more to the tragic story. Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they take a closer look at the true story of the Titanic.

Oct 06 2017
1 hour
Play Now

Rank #15: Real-life Superpowers

Podcast cover
Read more

Could any real human beings have genuine superpowers? Join the guys as they take a closer look at extraordinary beings across the planet -- and, most importantly, ask who may be attempting to manufacture and control these abilities.

Sep 08 2017
1 hour 19 mins
Play Now

Rank #16: How could the CIA have faked the moon landing?

Podcast cover
Read more

For nearly half a century people around the world have believed the moon landing was faked. If that were true, how could people possibly perpetrate such a massive hoax? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they interview Matt Johnson about his newest film Operation Avalanche.

Sep 16 2016
40 mins
Play Now

Rank #17: What happened to Hitler?

Podcast cover
Read more

On April 30th, 1945, one of the most infamous men in recent history died by his own hand as Allied forces bore down on his bunker. At least, that’s the official story. Yet for decades historians and theorists across the planet have questioned this narrative -- so what actually happened to Adolf Hitler?

Apr 21 2017
1 hour 1 min
Play Now

Rank #18: Who killed Robert Kennedy?

Podcast cover
Read more

Assassins murdered President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Five years later, his brother Robert was assassinated. Coincidence? On the anniversary of RFK's murder, Ben, Matt and Noel take a closer look at the events surrounding the tragedy.

Jun 06 2015
44 mins
Play Now

Rank #19: Italy's Satanic Murders

Podcast cover
Read more

If you're an American, you're probably familiar with the famous 'Satanic Panic' of the 80s and 90s -- but did you know Italy experienced something extremely similar? And, even crazier, did you know that Italy has a documented case of an active Satanic conspiracy? Listen in to learn more.

Sep 07 2018
1 hour 2 mins
Play Now

Rank #20: The End Of The World with Josh Clark

Podcast cover
Read more

How long do humans have left on Earth? As species go, humanity has had a brief, incredibly transformative run here on Earth. We've mined resources, farmed food, hunted animals, built cities and polluted ecosystems across the globe. There's no denying we've also made tremendous technological breakthroughs -- but could some of those same innovations ultimately become the agents of our collective demise? Join the guys as they interview Stuff You Should Know cohost Josh Clark about the science behind his newest podcast, The End Of The World.

Dec 21 2018
47 mins
Play Now